Watch the official trailer for the 'Pet Sematary' remake

Watch the official trailer for the 'Pet Sematary' remake

In the film, a doctor named Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his family leave the bustle of Boston behind to take a job in the country where tragedy befalls them - their toddler is killed in a auto accident.

Check out the synopsis and trailer for Pet Sematary below; in addition to Lithgow, the film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and Jeté Laurence. Lithgow narrates the rest of the trailer, which features a line of marching children all wearing odd animal masks and a strong warning for viewers: "Sometimes dead is better".

In the trailer, Lithgow's voice is heard saying, "It was a myth. Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night". They feared it. Those woods belong to something else ... The ground is bad.

"It may just be a insane folk tale", Jud says over clips of a funeral parade moving through the woods, an actual funeral taking place, Gage banging on a window, Dr. Creed waking up with dirt covering his feet, and a man in a hospital bed grabbing at Dr. Creed. Right off the bat, we're met with the familiar words "Sometimes dead is better" on the screen as we head into some quick shots of the action. The directors previously made cult horror Starry Eyes, which is a disturbing look at fame and Hollywood and a very good sign for this particular reboot.

This is the second time the horror novel has been adapted.

It's a place that brings the dead back to life. But this is a Stephen King story, and the whole thing just descends into something more twisted than you could imagine. The first trailer for the remake has been released, which stars Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things), and the always unbelievable John Lithgow as crotchety neighbor Jud Crandall.